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FROM: "LIVING WITH JESUS TODAY" by Juan Carlos Ortiz

We have a phenomenon in the church today which I call the "ETERNAL BABYHOOD OF THE BELIEVER."

We have members of our churches who, after years of hearing messages are just the same. They continually need a minister to keep after them, changing their diapers, putting talcum on them, and checking their milk isn’t to hot.

The church specializes as a hospital more than an ARMY. SOME TIMES WE FOOL OURSELVES BECAUSE WE GROW NUMERICALLY. WE TEND TO THINK THAT THIS IS GROWTH.

BUT TO GROW JUST IN NUMBER ALONE IS NOT NECESSARILY SPIRITUAL GROWTH. IF THIS IS TRUE THEN CEMETERIES ALSO GROW. TO HAVE 100 PEOPLE WITHOUT LOVE, THEN 200 PEOPLE WITHOUT LOVE IS NO MORE THAN JUST GETTING FAT.